Prima Classical Coaching strives to provide the highest level of dance education. The Vaganova method remains as the pillar of our training method, while drawing on other techniques and training methods to provide a well-rounded dance education. We are excited to announce our exceptional teachers and professionals joining our Summer faculty.
Emily Broeker grew up dancing in Minneapolis and obtained her B.A. in dance with distinction from the University of Minnesota. She has performed professionally in Minneapolis and Chicago with companies such as Buckets And Tap Shoes, Chicago Tap Theatre, Flying Foot Forum, Eclectic Edge Ensemble, and Keane Sense Of Rhythm. As a choreographer, Emily has had her work featured in the shows Rhythmically Speaking and Rooted: A Hip-Hop Choreographer's Evening. Emily's greatest passion is dance instruction, and she has been teaching for a period of 11 years.To expand her knowledge of dance pedagogy, she regularly attends professional development trainings such as the Breaking Boundaries Dance Teacher Workshop and More Than Just Great Dancing Teacher Training. Emily is certified to teach Level 1 Giordano Jazz Technique and Progressing Ballet Technique. She loves to witness the growth and passion for dance of each student!
Andrea's professional performing career spans over 25 years. A graduate from Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet Professional Division, she has continued to evolve in contemporary and musical theater styles, in such productions as Celine Dion's "A New Day," Cirque du Soleil's "Viva Elvis," and "Chicago" International tour. A current resident of Minneapolis MN, she has most recently performed at the Guthrie Theater ("West Side Story," "Guys and Dolls," "Cyrano de Bergerac"), Chanhassen Dinner Theaters ("Holiday Inn," "Music Man"), The Ordway ("Smokey Joe's Cafe"), and in several Collide Theatrical's original jazz dance musicals.
Andrea has choreographed for several regional theaters and studios across North America and has taught master classes internationally in ballet, contemporary, musical theatre, Fosse style (Broadway Across America), and Mindful Movement. A movement mentor, certified in Clinical Somatic Education, Franklin MethodⓇ, and AiM - Anatomy in Motion, her focus is to guide an embodied and efficient way of moving, facilitating a deeper understanding of functional movement and dance technique in every style, for every mover.
Yuki Tokuda, originally from Japan, and was trained under Mikiko Dei,Hideo Fukagawa and Jun Ishii, internationally recognized dancers, teachers and competition judges. She moved to the US in 2000 to continue her training in New York at the Joffrey Ballet School. Ms. Tokuda has danced professionally with USA Ballet, Peoria Ballet, Metropolitan Balle tand she was the principal dancer at Continental Ballet for 7 years. With diverse training in classical, contemporary, modern and jazz, she is an international guest dancer and collaborator with many companies, including Minnesota’s James Sewell Ballet and Minnesota Dance Theatre. While training in New York, Ms. Tokuda’s instructors included David Howard, John Prinz, Fabrice Herrault, and Michael Vernon. At Steps on Broadway in New York she was one of the first International Visa Program students. She has also, trained with Boston Ballet and Connecticut Ballet. She has performed many principal roles, most notably in: Le Corsaire, Don Quixote Pas de Deux, Les Sylphides, Pas de Quatre, Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo, Princess Aurora, Lilac Fairy and Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara in The Nutcracker, Odette and Odile in Swan Lake, Coppelia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the title roles in Romeo and Juliet, Giselle. Ms. Tokuda is a faculty member at Minnesota Dance Theatre and a certified STOTT Pilates Instructor. She has taught many master classes in Japan and the US including at Cathedral Dance Festival and Interlochen Center for the Arts. Her choreography was chosen for
Choreographer’s Evening at The Walker Arts Center and commissioned by Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, Wooddale Church, Cerulean Fire, Japan America Society of Minnesota and Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing
Artists. She is a recipient of Minnesota State Arts Board and St. Louis Park Arts & Culture Grant. She is a co-director with Rie Tanaka of Mirage Performing Arts which mission is envision to enrich and enhance both cultures of Classical Music and Ballet. She is the owner/designer of Yukitard.